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[mes-room, -roo m]
  1. a dining room aboard ship or at a naval base.
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Origin of messroom

First recorded in 1805–15; mess + room
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for messroom

Historical Examples

  • They leaped to their feet and rushed headlong from the messroom.

    The Cruise of the Dry Dock

    T. S. Stribling

  • Much to the cadets' relief, they did not see Asa Lemm in the messroom.

  • A good fellow was Hay, both in the trenches and the messroom.

  • Jerry Kennedy came to his feet and rambled over to the messroom's bar.


    Dallas McCord Reynolds

  • The other pilots were gathering in the messroom, where a fire was going.

    High Adventure

    James Norman Hall